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    Mahela Jayawardene, Rangana Herath to miss ODI series against Bangladesh

    The pair also missed out on five ODIs against Pakistan played in the United Arab Emirates last year for personal reasons.

    The pair also missed out on five ODIs against Pakistan played in the United Arab Emirates last year for personal reasons. (Getty Images)

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's star batsman Mahela Jayawardene and strike bowler Rangana Herath will not play in the three-match one-day series against Bangladesh starting February 17.

    Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement on Monday that the two players have been rested for the ODI series, but are part of the Test series and a squad to play two Twenty20 matches before the one-dayers.

    The pair also missed out on five ODIs against Pakistan played in the United Arab Emirates last year for personal reasons.